[OPE-L] "Socialism with a pretty face": French product to the right of Yuli Tamir

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Thu Dec 07 2006 - 12:24:58 EST

[Ségolène Royal] staked out a position as a staunch defender of Israel, supporting its right to construct a security barrier on the West Bank and opposing any nuclear power program, however peaceful, in Iran. In one sense, she seems to be trying to establish her independence from the traditional Arab-leaning foreign policy of the French left, a strategy that may backfire with her most fervent supporters. 
She also seems to be portraying herself as even more pro-Israeli than Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who is expected to become the nominee of the governing Union for a Popular Movement and has vowed to promote Israel's security interests and halt Iran's nuclear ambitions if he becomes president. "You have in front of you the only French political figure who has clearly taken a stand against Iran's access to civil nuclear power," Ms. Royal told reporters on Monday at a news conference in Jerusalem. "This will be my position if I am elected president of the republic." http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/06/world/europe/06france.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

A million workers working for nothing
You better give 'em what they really own
We got to put you down
When we come into town
Singing power to the people
Power to the people
Power to the people

- John Lennon, "Power to the people"

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